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The Copyright/Design Interface
Past, Present and Future

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Part of Cambridge Intellectual Property and Information Law

Anne-Emmanuelle Kahn, Antoon Quaedvlieg, Irini Stamatoudi, Maria-Daphne Papadopoulou, Jens Schovsbo, Morten Rosenmeier, Ansgar Ohly, Lionel Bently, Isabella Alexander, Estelle Derclaye, Jane C. Ginsburg, Jason J. Du Mont, Mark D. Janis, Masahiro Motoyama
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  • Date Published: April 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107198678

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About the Authors
  • Protecting designs is complex and diverse; it involves deciding whether to protect them by design law, copyright law, or by both laws. A single protection may be under- or overprotective but two or more can be overprotective if there are no rules regulating the overlap. Legal systems in Europe and abroad have struggled to find the most adequate solution to this problem. This book traces the history of the design/copyright interface of fifteen countries, selected for their diversity in the way they dealt with the interface. It examines how these countries have coped with the problems engendered by the interface, the rules they applied to it over time and the reasons for legislative changes. This analysis reveals the most appropriate rules to regulate the interface at EU and global level and will appeal to academics, practising lawyers, judges, students and policymakers all over the world.

    • Reviews the history and evolution of different rules of copyright/design interface in fifteen countries, providing complete information on a country's law over time
    • Examines the current law of copyright/design interface, assisting readers in developing imaginative solutions for the future
    • Explores problems faced with past and current laws and seeks to find the most appropriate rules that can be used to regulate the interface at the EU and global level
    • The analysis of design application and registration statistics can be used to draw further conclusions and develop new solutions
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'The Copyright/Design Interface brings light into the darkness of one of the most complex areas of intellectual property law. Mapping cumulation and demarcation approaches, the brilliant in-depth analyses provided by the authors culminate in important new insights and new impulses for better legal solutions. A must read for practitioners and academics alike.' Martin Senftleben, Professor of Intellectual Property and Director, Kooijmans Institute for Law and Governance, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

    'The book brings clarity as well as depth - and a much needed uniformity of terminology - in one of the most intractable areas of intellectual property law.' Marco Ricolfi, Turin Law School, Italy

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107198678
    • length: 488 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.91kg
    • contains: 78 b/w illus. 11 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The copyright/design interface in France Anne-Emmanuelle Kahn
    2. The copyright/design interface in the Netherlands Antoon Quaedvlieg
    3. The copyright/design interface in Greece Irini Stamatoudi and Maria-Daphne Papadopoulou
    4. The copyright/design interface in Scandinavia Jens Schovsbo and Morten Rosenmeier
    5. The case for partial cumulation in Germany Ansgar Ohly
    6. The design copyright conflict in the United Kingdom: a history Lionel Bently
    7. The copyright/design interface in Australia Isabella Alexander
    8. The copyright/design interface in Italy Estelle Derclaye
    9. 'Courts have twisted themselves into knots' (and the tangled knots remain tangled): US copyright protection for applied art after Star Athletica Jane C. Ginsburg
    10. US design patent law: a historical look at the design patent/copyright interface Jason J. Du Mont and Mark D. Janis
    11. The copyright/design interface in Japan Masahiro Motoyama
    12. A model copyright/design interface: not an impossible and undesirable task? Estelle Derclaye.

  • Editor

    Estelle Derclaye, University of Nottingham
    Estelle Derclaye is Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Nottingham. She is an internationally renowned author of over 100 publications and this is her sixth book. Her expert work includes working with the UK Intellectual Property Office, the European Commission, UK and foreign law firms. She is a member of the European Copyright Society, a group of European academics aiming to influence policy-making. She was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and Melbourne Law School and a Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore and is regularly invited to teach and present her research around the world.


    Anne-Emmanuelle Kahn, Antoon Quaedvlieg, Irini Stamatoudi, Maria-Daphne Papadopoulou, Jens Schovsbo, Morten Rosenmeier, Ansgar Ohly, Lionel Bently, Isabella Alexander, Estelle Derclaye, Jane C. Ginsburg, Jason J. Du Mont, Mark D. Janis, Masahiro Motoyama

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